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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘The Recruit’ Renewed, ‘The Simpsons’, ‘Family Guy’ and ‘Bob’s Burgers’ Renewed, ‘Succession’ Premiere Date, ‘Party Down’ Trailer, Pedro Pascal To Host ‘Saturday Night Live’, ‘Be My Guest with Ina Garten’ Premiere Date, and More!

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Netflix has renewed The Recruit for a second season. The series centers around Owen Hendricks, played by Noah Centineo, a young CIA lawyer whose first week on the job turns upside down when he discovers a threatening letter by former asset Max Meladze, played by Laura Haddock, who plans to expose the agency unless they exonerate her of a serious crime. Owen quickly becomes entangled in a dangerous and often absurd world of power politics and mischievous players, as he travels the world in hopes of completing his assignment and making a mark at the CIA. 

Fox has renewed animated comedy series The Simpsons, Family Guy and Bob’s Burgers for two additional seasons. The renewals guarantee Seasons 14 and 15 for Bob’s Burgers, the 22nd and 23rd Seasons of Family Guy and the record-setting 35th and 36th Seasons for The Simpsons, extending its standing as the longest-running scripted series in television history. 

Season four of Succession will premiere on HBO March 26. The sale of media conglomerate Waystar Royco to tech visionary Lukas Matsson moves ever closer. The prospect of this seismic sale provokes existential angst and familial division among the Roys as they anticipate what their lives will look like once the deal is complete. A power struggle ensues as the family weighs up a future where their cultural and political weight is severely curtailed. 

Party Down returns for season three on Starz February 24. Ten years later, most of the Party Down catering team have moved on, including actor/bartender Henry Pollard. After a surprise reunion, the gang find themselves once again stoically enduring the procession of random parties and oddball guests all over Los Angeles. Adam Scott reprises his role alongside original cast members Ken Marino, Jane Lynch, Martin Starr, Ryan Hansen, and Megan Mullally. True to series’ tradition, the all-new season will feature a slew of can’t miss guest star appearances including Dan Bakkedahl, Quinta Brunson, Liv Hewson, Fran Kranz, Ki Hong Lee, Lyric Lewis, Bobby Moynihan, Nick Offerman, Judy Reyes, and Calum Worthy.

Pedro Pascal will host the February 4 episode of Saturday Night Live. He will be joined by musical guest Coldplay. Pascal will make his hosting debut while Coldplay will be making its seventh appearance as musical guest. The upcoming January 28 episode will see Michael B. Jordan as host and musical guest Lil Baby. 

Season three of Be My Guest with Ina Garten will premiere on Food Network March 5. Ina welcomes friends old and new to her East Hampton home for in-depth conversations, great food and trips to her favorite local spots. Kicking off with a visit from renown ballerina Misty Copeland, upcoming guests also include actor, director and author Stanley Tucci, award-winning stage and screen actress Laura Linney and Grammy-winning singer songwriter Norah Jones.

Lance Reddick and Toby Stephens have been cast in Percy Jackson and the Olympians. Reddick will play Zeus while Stephens will play Poseidon in the Disney+ series. It will premiere in 2024.

The Power will premiere on Prime Video in March. The series is based on the book by Naomi Alderman. Suddenly, and without warning, teenage girls develop the power to electrocute people at will. The series features a cast of remarkable characters from London to Seattle, Nigeria to Eastern Europe, as the Power evolves from a tingle in teenagers’ collarbones to a complete reversal of the power balance of the world. Toni Collette stars alongside John Leguizamo, Auli’i Cravalho, Toheeb Jimoh, Josh Charles, Eddie Marsan, Ria Zmitrowicz, Zrinka Cvitešić, and Halle Bush. 

NBC will celebrate comedy icon Carol Burnett’s landmark 90th birthday with a career retrospective special Carol Burnett: 90 Years of Laughter + Love. The two hour special will air April 26. The star-studded event will feature an A-list lineup of musical performances and special guests who will come together to share their love for one of the most cherished comediennes in television history. The evening will include musical performances from Bernadette Peters, Billy Porter, Jane Lynch, Katy Perry, Kristin Chenoweth and more. The musical tributes will pay homage to Carol’s renowned career performances, including: “Old Friends,” dedicated to Carol’s 60-year friendship with Julie Andrews; “Only an Octave Apart,” which Carol sang alongside Beverly Sills in the 1976 television special “Sills and Burnett at the Met”; Carol’s memorable songs from the hit film “Annie”; and a tribute to her classic theme song, “I’m So Glad We Had This Time Together” from “The Carol Burnett Show.” Special guests attending this once-in-a-lifetime party include Aileen Quinn, Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Bob Mackie, Cher, Ellen DeGeneres, Julie Andrews, Kristen Wiig, Laura Dern, Lily Tomlin, Marisa Tomei, Sofia Vergara, Steve Carell, Susan Lucci, Tracee Ellis Ross, Vicki Lawrence, and many more.

Two additional episodes of The Price Is Right at Night will air on CBS. February 15 will see a family night themed episode while February 22 will see a date night themed episode. 

The Flipping El Moussas will premiere on HGTV March 2. Tarek El Moussa and Heather Rae El Moussa have faced a myriad of exciting life-changing events, including a new working relationship and a baby on the way. Fans will have a front-row seat as the family navigates ultrasound appointments, family time and high-end flips throughout the 10-episode run. In the series, Heather Rae is introduced to Tarek’s flipping business, a very different world from the luxe real-estate market she knows so well. But she helps him make strategic choices with her deep knowledge of luxury real-estate to attract upscale buyers. Tarek will keep everything on budget and on schedule by following his “four Fs of flipping” – find it, fund it, fix it and flip it – to make each flip a success. With a plethora of new adventures awaiting them, the season will be a nonstop whirlwind of flipping challenges and family celebrations. 

Netflix has renewed My Lover My Killer for a second season. The British docuseries examines murder cases in which the victims meet tragic ends because of relationships that go very wrong.

Syndicated Dateline has been renewed for a seventh season. The newsmagazine series airs on many NBC owned stations and more. The primetime series anchored by Lester Holt is currently in its 31st season. 

Season five of Formula 1: Drive to Survive will premiere on Netflix February 24. Offering unprecedented access, this new ten episode season will once again take fans behind the scenes, to witness first-hand how the drivers and teams prepare to battle it out for the 2022 FIA Formula 1 World Championship. The series will offer never-before-seen footage and interviews from the sport’s biggest names.

Last Call will fill CNBC’s 7:00 hour. The series will be hosted by Brian Sullivan. The News with Shepard Smith previously aired in the timeslot until it was canceled after two years. 

Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl XIX will simulcast for the first time on Discovery Channel, TBS, HBO Max & discovery+ February 12. With more puppies and more inspiring adoption stories than ever before, Puppy Bowl XIX will highlight the incredible work of rescue and shelter workers who dedicate their lives to helping animals find their forever homes. Puppy Bowl XIX will feature 122 puppies, 67 shelters and rescues across 34 states — and for the first-time will feature a Native American animal organization and a puppy player from Dominica, West Indies. 

NASCAR Hall of Famer Tony Stewart returns to the FOX Sports broadcast booth for the Busch Light Clash and Daytona 500 alongside Mike Joy and former racing teammate Clint Bowyer. Joy, Bowyer and Stewart team to call the Busch Light Clash at the Coliseum from Los Angeles on February 5, and the 65th running of the DAYTONA 500 on February 19. 

Season two of Next in Fashion will premiere on Netflix March 3. The high-stakes design competition series embraces the fun in fashion. Fashion designer and TV personality Tan France is joined by new co-host, A-list global superstar, supermodel and style icon Gigi Hadid. A group of up-and-coming, incredibly talented designers will compete for the chance to walk away with a prize of $200,000 and the chance to share their designs with the world. 

Docuseries The Ride will premiere on Prime Video later this year. The eight episode series will give viewers a first-of-its-kind, behind-the-scenes look at one of the world’s fastest-growing sports, and take them into the daily lives of some of its biggest stars, bringing fans closer to the action than ever before. It follows an ensemble cast of bull riders and coaches throughout the PBR Team Series, as they navigate the league’s inaugural 2022 season, budding rivalries, exhilarating highs, and challenging lows of PBR’s newest team-based competition. 

Disney+’s original Latin American series The Low Tone Club will premiere February 22. The series follows the story of Amaranto Molina, an unconventional music teacher who starts teaching at a music school that only encourages students who do well by commercial success standards. Every year Principal Eduardo Kramer, chooses five students, nicknamed The High Tones, to be part of the school’s prestigious Teen Band. Molina, on the other hand, is put in charge of The Low Tones, a group of students whose talents do not meet the school’s standards. With his disruptive methods, this eccentric teacher and The Low Tones will embark on a music journey that will help heal wounds and inspire each one of them to express their unique talents. Along the way, the students will learn more about Mr. Molina and discover their teacher’s mysterious hidden past.

Lee Arvoy
Lee Arvoy joined the TV Source team in the summer of 2020 as a TV Writer.

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